NOTE – Additional voter and registration info is available at this tab (and be sure to check sub-menus available at the tab): “VOTER & Political Info And Resources“
No matter where you live, when you go to vote, remember these suggestions:
- Know the voting rules and dates for your county (which may vary from your state)
- Know the ID requirements (Photo? Voter registration card? Utility bill with address?)
- KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Don’t be intimidated by poll watchers whose main objective is to keep you from voting.
One of the things on this site of which I’m most proud are my links to various counties’ voting information. If you live anywhere near Houston, TX, you may be able to find your info at one of the links here: https://thinkwingradio.com/political-information-and-resources/. If you don’t live near Houston, but are in Texas, you can go to the Secretary of State by clicking here: https://thinkwingradio.com/political-information-and-resources/texas-state-of/. Voting information is also available here: votexas.org.
I received this from the Texas Democratic Party, but it applies to all Texans, regardless of party affiliation:
Dear fellow Democrat,
Early Voting for the November 8, 2011 elections begins on Monday, October 24th and runs through Friday, November 4th. There are a few things we thought you should know before heading to the polls.
- You don’t need a photo ID to vote in this election. The photo voter ID bill that
passed the legislature last session has not been pre-cleared by the
Department of Justice and has not gone into effect. All you need is your
voter registration certificate or any of the many other acceptable forms of ID under current election law listed here.
- The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is November 1, 2011. More information about voting by mail can be found here.
- Everyone will have Constitutional Amendments on their ballot. These are amendments to the Texas Constitution. You can read explanations of each amendment here. The Texas Democratic Party has no official position on any of these amendments.
- Some of you will have local elections or bond elections on your ballot. For
information on additional items that will be on your ballot, contact your County Elections office.
- If you plan to vote early in person, contact your County Early Voting Clerk for locations. During Early Voting, you may vote anywhere in the county.
- On Election Day, you’ll have to vote at the location specific to your precinct. Find out more about your precinct specific voting location here.
If you have additional questions about voting in this year’s election, check out votexas.org.
Political Director, on behalf of Your Texas Democratic Party